Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

The Price Sisters: Living the Tradition

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This profile of The Price Sisters is a contribution from Paul O. Jenkins, a published author and bluegrass/old time enthusiast. Identifying with Bill Monroe comes naturally to 21 year-old Lauren Price from Sardis, Ohio. “I’ve always had a reserved, even shy, disposition,” she says. “I […]


Banjoist Hank Smith set to debut super-group at IBMA

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

“What if Bela’s Drive had the vocals of Chris Thile/Michael Daves?” You’ve probably never asked yourself that exact question, but I bet you’re imagining it now. Hank Smith, a progressive banjo player from the Raleigh area, has started a project that will seek to make […]


Having a Coffee with ……….Elaine Roy

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.  Joining me for coffee this morning is Elaine Roy, […]


Eliminating limitations that disable our abilities

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This brief profile of Tyler Williams is a contribution from Gil Evans, a published writer focusing on inspirational leadership and development, and a bluegrass bassist and chef.  Recently, I met an amazing man named Tyler Williams. Tyler is an up-and-coming entertainer in the music industry. While […]


A Day In The Life: Flatt Lonesome’s Opry Debut

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is the ultimate achievement for anyone who plays bluegrass and country music: to play the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry is not only “The Show That Made Country Music Famous,” but is where bluegrass a as a genre was born in the […]


Having a Coffee with … Pete Wernick

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Joining me for coffee this morning is Peter Wernick, otherwise known as Dr […]


Patsy Stoneman Remembered 

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patsy Stoneman, described as “country music royalty” because of her long relationship with the iconic Stoneman family of talented musicians, died in her sleep on July 23, 2015, at the age of 90. She had been in failing health for about a year. Pattie Inez […]


Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How to bring the banjo home […]


Where in the world is Alecia Nugent?

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

We often receive notes from from readers about their favorite artists who seem to have dropped off the face of the earth. Of course they are still clinging to the crust of our rapidly moving sphere; they just aren’t so visible in the music industry as […]


Artist2Artist: Bobby Hicks – Are You Really Listening?

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If it were magic, all of us fiddle players would be playing like bluegrass musician Bobby Hicks. But as he says… “fiddle playing is hard and it takes a long time to get good. You’ve got to listen… REALLY listen.” Today, I started really listening. […]